New Skid Plate.
This T-Rex Brand skid plate is thinner than a competitor model, however I like that its not bolted right the frame so the brackets can take some abuse. I would not expect this plate to protect the bike from giant blows into rocks as high speed. I do think it will protect the bike adequately from rocks and impacts at moderate speeds. On a Versys X all I need is enough speed and ability to follow some buddies and keep up on light to moderately challenging trails. I also chose this plate versus the thicker competitor model because you can keep the small plastic fairings installed and it looks much more like it is meant for this bike. The installation was super easy with three tools. 8 and 10mm wrench and an Allen wrench. There is a video on how to install online. This is a clean and nice product and the price is nice too. If I have any issues during as I own it longer I will update this review
I feel safer on a motocross track than a freeway, but I am working on it.